Rescheduled Trail Blazers-Timberwolves game adds back-to-back for both teams

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The NBA has emphasized reducing the number of back-to-backs.

Sometimes, moisture intervenes.

The postponed Trail Blazers-at-Timberwolves game has been rescheduled.

NBA release:

The National Basketball Association announced today that the March 6 game between the Portland Trail Blazers and Minnesota Timberwolves, which was postponed due to unsafe playing conditions on the arena floor, has been rescheduled for Monday, April 3 at 6 p.m. CT/7 p.m. ET

This gives both teams an additional back-to-back, though the Trail Blazers lost one when the game was postponed. (On the other hand, they still had to travel to Minneapolis before going to Oklahoma City the next night). Portland plays at Utah on April 4. The Timberwolves also begin a four-game road trip at Golden State on April 4.

It’s not much, but this provides a slight edge to the other teams fighting for the eighth playoff spot in the Western Conference: Nuggets, Mavericks and, I guess, Pelicans.